Priebus was addressing the GOP platform and recent election shortfalls when he made the statement to reporters in Iowa.
Priebus said that the party didn’t need to be more moderate in its position but instead eliminate inflammatory remarks like those by former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin and Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
The exact quote was, “I think a lot of times it’s some of these biologically stupid things that people say, you know, that I believe caused a lot of the problems.”
Akin made a remark about “legitimate rape” before he dropped out of the Senate race in Missouri against Democrat Claire McCaskill.
Mourdock also made a comment about rape saying, "I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
Mourdock lost the Indiana Senate race to Democratic U. S. Representative Joe Donnelly.
Priebus was recently re-elected to lead the RNC for another two years.